NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) helps scientists measure the spin rate of a Black Hole
Written by Whitney Clavin
Pasadena, CA – Two X-ray space observatories, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.
The supermassive black hole lies at the dust- and gas-filled heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365, and it is spinning almost as fast as Einstein’s theory of gravity will allow. The findings, which appear in a new study in the journal Nature, resolve a long-standing debate about similar measurements in other black holes and will lead to a better understanding of how black holes and galaxies evolve.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Tennis
Clarksville, TN – Despite taking the doubles point to open play against Lindsey Wilson College, Sunday, Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team struggled in singles play and ultimately fell to the visitors, 4-3, at the Austin Peay Tennis Center.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Tennis
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team ran its winning streak to four matches with a 5-2 victory against Lindsey Wilson College, Saturday, at the Austin Peay Tennis Center.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) named Tonya Hattaway the 2012 Dispatcher of the Year at a special award ceremony held Thursday evening in Murfreesboro. Hattaway, who is assigned to the THP’s Cookeville District, earned the honor for an incident last February in which she helped find a woman who was thought to be harmful to herself and sent a trooper to the woman’s aide.
“Hattaway always goes the extra mile for the safety of her colleagues and the public. She strives to go above and beyond in every situation and lives have been saved because of it,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Baseball
Clarksville, TN — Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw its seven-game win streak come to an end in the second game of a doubleheader, Sunday afternoon at Raymond C. Hand Field, as Michigan State held on for a 4-3 win in the night cap after the Govs had taken the opening contest, 7-2.
Sunday, March 3rd,2013
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has turned off water service in the Creekside subdivision until approximately 10:30p.m. to repair a six-inch water main leak.
Area residents may experience low water pressure during the work.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Golf
Orlando, FL – After a short delay, Austin Peay State University men’s golf team finally will open the Spring season in the initial Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate, being played Monday-Wednesday, at the Harmony Golf Preserve.
State Comptroller encourages citizens to report fraud, waste, or abuse
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ (D-Clarksville) House Bill 0431 (Senate Bill 0251), which would enhance the penalty from a Class C misdemeanor (punishable by a $100.00 fine) to a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 11 months 29 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500) when the offender is at fault for an accident resulting in bodily injury or death due to criminal negligence passed the House Criminal Full Committee.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewster and Amber Tuchscherer (3 of the 4 people injured by the uninsured motorist) attended the committee meeting and have vowed to continue to attend all committee meetings until this legislation is sent to the Governor for his signature. «Read the rest of this article»
Knoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary women’s basketball player Candace Parker by retiring her jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee Athletics Department announced Thursday.
Parker, a two-time All-American, will become the sixth Lady Vol player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Her No. 3 banner will join those for Holly Warlick (No. 22), Chamique Holdsclaw (No. 23), Tamika Catchings (No. 24), Bridgette Gordon (No. 30) and Daedra Charles (No. 32). Lady Vol Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt also had a banner raised in her honor this season on January 28th prior to the game with Notre Dame. «Read the rest of this article»
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